March 20, 2020
The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has expressed anger over the unsatisfactory and poor performance of some committee chairs and Members of Parliament.

This occurred on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:00am after prayers where proceedings in the house to kick start activities but motion four (4) and six (6) were not ready.

Motion (4), “The House adopts the report on the Vienna Convention on Civil Liberty for Nuclear Damage (1963) and Motion (6), (The House adopts the report of the committee on Environment, Science and technology on the protocol relating to the application of the vienna convention and the Paris convention (1988), which both reports were not ready and even the chairmen for these committees were not present at the plenary as well.

The Deputy Majority chief whip. Matthew Nyindam who explained as to why the report was not ready and the chairmen was also not in the House, said he cannot speak to the report but has been hinted that, the chairman would be in the House in a minute to speak on the report.

Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah who was in the front seat for the Minority side condemned the explanation given by the Deputy Majority Chief whip and added that, if Members of Parliament are not ready and serious to utilise the regular Parliamentary proceedings hours, then there’s no need to add Mondays and Saturdays for parliamentary works as it was announced by the Deputy Majority leader, Sarah Adowa Safo last week Friday, when she was presenting the business statement.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/